Three-time NBA All Star Gilbert Arenas was reportedly banned from playing basketball hoop games at the Orange County Fair after winning too many stuffed toys, Washington Post reports.
Gilbert Arenas hasn’t played in the NBA since 2012, but it looks like he still has the same shooting touch in his arsenal. Screaming the popular Arenas catchphrase “Hibachi!” while effortlessly putting the basketball through the hoop, Gilbert Arenas proves that he still got hot hands after collecting over a dozen stuffed toys as prizes in basketball hoop games at the Orange County Fair.
Gilbert Arenas proudly uploaded a picture of him (with a donut stuffed toy in his head) and his kids on his Instagram account, holding a huge variety of cute toys that come in almost all sizes. Arenas shared that they were banned from playing in all the basketball hoops games at the County Fair because they were winning too much, leaving almost none for the other players.
Obviously amused, Gilbert Arenas followers couldn’t help but share their thoughts on the photo.
“AGENT ZERO SOAKED OUT AND FLOODED THE FAIR” – @andybuckduck
“he still got it” – @damonromeo
“best wizards player of all time #hibachi” – @csmith_91
“That’s so awesome!…you shouldn’t have been banned…you paid to play…it’s not like they are going to run out of prizes lol…you’re a great dad!” – @mommaof3bois
It was later on clarified that Gilbert Arenas was only banned that day because of an existing fair policy in the County Fair that limits players to a maximum of 15 prizes per day on all basketball games.
OC Fair tells @ABC7JulieSone that Gilbert Arenas hit the daily max prize limit of 15 on the basketball games, can come back another day.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 27, 2015
Gilbert Arenas, also known as Agent Zero, isn’t new to hot-shooting basketball games. In a throwback blog post, one Gilbert Arenas fan shared that during his prime years in the NBA, he was in the same class as Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Lebron James. Arenas even had a 51-point explosion at the expense of the Utah Jazz in a game considered as one of the greatest games in his 11-year NBA career. Arenas also scored a historic, career-high 60 points to lead his former team Washington Wizards to a win against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2006.
After playing in the NBA for several seasons, Gilbert Arenas joined the Yao Ming-owned Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2012. He had a good first season in the CBA averaging 20.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.0 apg in 27.3 mpg in 14 games, but he failed to bring the Shanghai Sharks to the playoffs that year.
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